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April 9th, 2012
09:41 PM ET

Preserving Titanic History

It's been 100 years since the Titanic struck an iceberg and sank into icy waters off the coast of Canada. Today, the mystery and drama behind the tragedy still captivate people of all ages.

Titanic lies some four kilometers under the surface of the North Atlantic. The wreckage is a memorial to the more than 1,500 people who perished when it sank. Oceanographers discovered the shipwreck site back in 1985.

Ever since then, scientists and historians have been poring over the massive debris field. Backstory producer Chris got a rare look inside the lab where items from the ship are being conserved for future generations.

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